Imprint derived from colophon (f3): De arte bene viue[n]di beneq[ue] moriendi tractatus finit feliciter. Impressus parisius in ca[m]po gaillardi a Magistro Guidone Mercatore. Anno domini 1497.Die.10.Aprilis. Laus Deo. Pour Jehan Petit
First line of text after incipit (a2) reads: "[C]um de presentis exilii miseria mor[tis]"
Signatures: a-e⁸ f⁴.
Octavo; a3 recto: 27 lines, 103 x 69 mm; types: 200G (first lines of title and chief headings), 76G(1); woodcut title page vignette (Petit's device); printed initials and initial spaces.
Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century now in the British Museum, VIII, 63
Goff, F.R. Incunabula in American libraries, A1099
Incunabula short title catalogue, ia01099000
COPY NOTE: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy BR65 .A89S4 1500x no.2 imperfect: f1 and f4 are wanting. Leaf f3 in this copy shows bleed-through or transfer of colors from another illustration embellished with a palette similar to those on leaf a1. Leaf dimensions: 124 x 89 mm.
COPY NOTE: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy BR65 .A89S4 1500x no.2 is the second of two items bound together in a volume subsequent to publication. This volume contains : Sermones sa[n]cti augustini ad heremitas / Pseudo-Augustinus -- : Ars moriendi (Paris, 1497). In this copy, both the title page vignette, being Petit's device, and the illustration on the verso of the title page are hand-colored.
PROVENANCE: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy BR65 .A89S4 1500x no.2 with dealer's notes, etc. Printed description of the present copy, apparently from Marcel Dommergues (25-4-70) tipped to f4 verso. Foliated in an early hand, continuous with no.1, reaching to 152. Early/contemporary inscription, in (French?) on f4 recto. Purchased from G.W. Stuart in 1990 (Acc.90-154)
BINDING: See no.1 for full description.
No page numbers. No copyright page found. No table-of-contents pages found.
Text runs off the top of the page in the original print copy.
Marchant, Guy, printer; Petit, Jean, active 1492-1530, publisher